Blog Posts tagged “infographic”

Important dates on the parliamentary calendar so far

Jan. 14, 2019 (5 days, 16 hours ago) — Comments

The first term of Parliament and the last term of the Fifth Parliament (7 February to 29 March 2019) will see the first major event of the year, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Ramaphosa on 7 February 2019. The President will deliver the speech (his ...

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Infographic: Parliament 2018 - review in numbers

Jan. 10, 2019 (1 week, 2 days ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2018 after what has surely been one of the most tumultuous political years. People's Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature with this snapshot of ...

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Committees: Who put in the work in 2018?

Dec. 9, 2018 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

Committee proceedings, often referred to as the 'engine room of Parliament, is where MPs deliberate on bills, and scrutinise and report on the annual budget and strategic plans of the departments and entities they oversee. This is where it is determined whether government departments are delivering on what they promised ...

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Parliament 2018: Third term review

Oct. 18, 2018 (3 months ago) — Comments

This review of the third term takes a quick look at the number of working days, Bills processed, written questions posed by MPs and replies by the Executive and the petitions under consideration.

It has been a relatively short term (just about four weeks) and Parliament will resume on 9 ...

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Zero-VAT Results

Sept. 17, 2018 (4 months ago) — Comments

After VAT increased to 15%, concern about the impact on poor households led the Minister of Finance to appoint a panel of experts to evaluate the current list of zero-VAT items and consider including extra items to lessen the impact of the VAT increase on the poor.

The recently released ...

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Ministerial Attendance in Parliament: Is Ramaphosa’s Cabinet doing better?

July 24, 2018 (5 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, earlier this year indicated that she had written to newly appointed Deputy President, David Mabuza, to ‘complain about the absence of ministers during question time in the National Assembly’. In response, the Deputy President, in April 2018, announced measures to deal with non-attendance including an ...

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Parliament 2018: Second Term Review

July 9, 2018 (6 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

This review of the second term takes a quick look at the number of working days, Bills processed, written questions posed by MPs and replies by the Executive and the petitions under consideration.

It has been a busy term with 435 committee meetings compared to 331 in the first term ...

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Why Parliaments Matter

June 29, 2018 (6 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

30 June 2018 marks #WorldParliamentDay. All over the world, parliaments exist to represent the people to ensure government by the people– this is said it to be the most profoundly important role parliament plays as an institution. Parliament represents the people by articulating the views of citizens in decision-making processes ...

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SAA bail-out: Result

May 30, 2018 (7 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) was told on 24 April that SAA needs another R4.8 billion immediately. This is after National Treasury gave a R10 billion bail-out to South African Airways in December 2017 so that it could be deemed a going concern on 31 March ...

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Infographic: 2017 Health Outcomes

May 1, 2018 (8 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Health on the performance outcomes of the Department of Health against the objectives of the 2030 National Development Plan on 17 April 2018. According to DPME, empirical evidence suggests that on the whole, the health status of ...

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